I took a road trip up to my old hood the Blue Mountains to check out the three sisters last long weekend and stopped in Leura to eat. Leura Gourmet is my go to place when I’m up that way, it’s a spacious room with a few prime tables along the large back widow and it’s a great place to sit when it’s raining in winter with their warm chicken and leek pie.
The menu has something for everyone and they have a nice selection of gourmet foods and sauces out the front.
We were starving by the time we arrived in late afternoon and were happy to see a bunch of free tables which be warned isn’t normally the case if you come at lunch time. We settled on the soup of the day to get us going, the pumpkin soup came out quickly with toasted crusty bread. It was a pretty generous serving for $12.90 and was enough to be shared between the two of us.
When it comes to pasta I don’t mess around, I’m a connoisseur and I rarely eat it if it isn’t made fresh on the premises, however when I overheard heard the waitress explaining to someone else that today it was linguine with prawns, chilli and olive oil I couldn’t say no. It came out with a generous number of prawns and fresh shaved parmesan. Some of the pasta was a slightly burnt and crisp on top like it had been sitting under a heat lamp too long but overall it was decent.
The sweet corn fritters were massive, like a couple of yellow crunchy baseball mitts and the yoghurt sauce which was just tzatziki I assume was a perfect accompaniment. The tomatoes and avocado were top quality and super fresh.
There are quite a few cafes on the mall in Leura but overall I think Leura Gourmet is the pick of the bunch, if you’re up that way make sure you check out the candy store too… you can thank me later.
159 Leura Mall